2014 was the year I finally took the plunge on Andrei Tarkovsky. I crossed Solaris, Stalker and The Mirror off my list, so now I’m one of those obnoxious acolytes who stumps for something most people find to be boring or pretentious. It’s not. Stalker in particular was a real stunner and I loved its philosophical, surrealistic leanings. But Russian cinema as a whole is a big blind spot for me, so it’s nice to find something else that grabs me the way this trailer did. This thing is gorgeous! Better yet, it’s crammed with weird images, like that gauntlet clenching into a fist. What is this?!
IMDB lists the US release date for Hard To Be A God as January 30th, but that’s it. I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground for more info.